And no one is arguing that nations have their own problems.
But out of those violent crimes how many ended in murder?
The stats for homicide are something like US 4.2 /100 000, UK 1.2 / 100 000, Or almost 4 times higher.
So even with a higher violent crime rate, fewer people are murdered.
Conclusion whilst less restrictive gun laws might lead to a lower violent crime rate they lead to a higher murder rate.
Whilst no one wants to be the victim of a violent crime, they'll can recover from it. Last I checked you can't recover from being dead. Isn't the right to life more important?
And Chris Grayling is hardly in a position to speak saying his party was in Government for 8 of those last ten years.